May

15

2024

Creating an Impact

Legacy giving, sometimes called planned giving, is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a gift that is planned for and added to someone’s will. There are several reasons that someone might consider leaving a charitable gift in their will.  Here’s Jo’s story.   Jo always used to drive past Siloam regularly and didn’t think anything of […]

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May

15

2024

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May

14

2024

A Fresh Haircut Brings a New Beginning

Getting a haircut may seem routine to many of us, but for those experiencing homelessness, it’s often a luxury when they’re trying to meet basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing. At Siloam Mission, our community hair salon offers more than just a trim. It’s a place of compassion, made entirely possible by our gracious […]

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May

14

2024

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May

14

2024

Connections, Intentions, and Practices

Siloam Mission has served people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Winnipeg since 1987. What began as a humble soup kitchen offering meals has evolved into a full range of programs and services, including access to Indigenous teachings and practices for those who seek them. At the heart of our community wellness initiatives stands Christine Vanagas, […]

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May

14

2024

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May

14

2024

A Place to Call Home

On a sunny day in March, moving trucks made their way down Roblin Avenue. Their destination? Siloam Mission’s newest Supportive Housing Residence.  For many, this wasn’t just a relocation- it was the promise of a fresh beginning.  As a housing-first organization, Siloam Mission understands that homelessness can stem from various causes. Yet, research consistently shows […]

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May

14

2024

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March

01

2024

Housing Wanted: Unraveling the Housing Crisis

Housing, affordability, and, more often, the lack of both of these things, were topics of discussion for much of the past year. Canada is in the midst of a housing crisis, but what does that look like here in Winnipeg? Housing and Homelessness in Winnipeg – a whole bunch of numbers We need to start […]

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March

01

2024

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February

15

2024

Picking up Steam

Social Enterprise takes on new external clients thanks to donors Siloam Mission’s Laundry Service soared in 2023, taking on new external clients and employing even more people experiencing homelessness. This year marks our fifth year of the social enterprise, and we have come a long way. In 2019, the program started by doing Siloam’s linens […]

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February

15

2024

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February

15

2024

Shelter from the Cold

Winter Pop Up provides relief for those experiencing homelessness Fewer people experiencing homelessness will be left out in the cold this winter. In November 2023, we announced a plan for a Winter Pop Up at Siloam Mission in partnership with Main Street Project, Sunshine House, and 1JustCity. The need has been overwhelming, and more staffing […]

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February

15

2024

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February

15

2024

Opening of Na a way Ishkode Brings More Opportunity for Healing

Siloam Mission takes a step further into ReconciliACTION Siloam Mission ended the year on a healing note, with construction completed on two Indigenous-designed spaces built to offer First Nations, Inuit and Métis community members an opportunity to restore their dignity and reconnect to Indigenous practices. In February 2024, Na a way Ishkode (Centre Fire in […]

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15

2024

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February

15

2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Guy Smith

Dentist on Demand Dr. Guy Smith has made smiles a little brighter at Siloam Mission since 2018. The volunteer dentist from Brandon has been semi-retired for several years but regularly makes the trek to Winnipeg to help community members. For him, the whole experience started with a tour of the Saul Sair Health Centre.  “When […]

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February

15

2024

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